Dustin Ferguson’s Revenge Thriller ROBOWOMAN Premieres at the Glendale Laemmle

The much anticipated theatrical Premiere of the sci-fi revenge thriller “RoboWoman” from multi award-winning director Dustin Ferguson (“Nemesis 5: The New Model” which is currently available on Redbox) will take place at the Laemmle Glendale at 207 N Maryland Avenue on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The film will be presented as a late-night “Grindhouse Experience”, complete with actual Grindhouse movie trailers and bumpers from the 1970s and 80s. The red carpet will begin at 9:30pm, and the Premiere of “RoboWoman: The Grindhouse Experience” will start at 10pm. There will be a Q & A after the film with Ferguson, the stars of RoboWoman and the film’s crew.

“RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her roommate, played by Sue Price (Albert Pyun’s “Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion!

Tickets are available at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/socalcinemastudios/248242?fbclid=IwAR0nWMyD2WZMviu2V3NJC1ETwja5pruKgL8MMhmmsuld0HU_4dGVmK1qO30

The film features many notable celebrity appearances by Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite “Game of Death”, Steve McQueen: American Icon with Mel Gibson) as the deranged “Doctor Michaels”, Aki Aleong (“Missing In Action III”) as an innocent victim at the wrong place at the wrong time and Brinke Stevens (“Slumber Party Massacre”) as the evil Corporate Executive behind it all. Additionally, Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”), Jonathan Nation (“Elvis Lives”), Thom Mulligan (“FBI: The Untold Stories”),, Peter Stickles (“Showgirls 2”), Freddy James (“A Doggone Adventure”), Mark Popejoy (“The Amityville Legacy”), Clint Beaver (“Nemesis 5”), Zach Muhs (Albert Pyun’s “Bad Ass Angels And Demons”), Gregory Blair (“Garden Party Massacre”), Shaun Vetick (“Flyover Country”), Ken May (“House of Pain”) and newcomer Nathan Gershon (“Meathook Massacre 5”) appear in the film as well. It was written by Mike Reeb (“Nemesis 5”, “House of Pain”), produced by the late Randy Scornavacca and executive produced by Aki Aleong.

Ferguson has announced that “RoboWoman” will become a trilogy. The action revenge thriller “RoboWoman”, the first film in the “RoboWoman” trilogy, will be released in early 2019 by Wild Eye Releasing. The second film will begin shooting in Fall 2019. Dawna Lee Heising is cast as the heroic Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in the trilogy.

About Dustin Ferguson
Dustin Ferguson is a very prolific and successful multi-award winning filmmaker. After a breakout editing gig in 2009 with “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, he has gone on to direct over 50 of his own feature films and more than 70 music videos to date, most notably “Nemesis 5: The New Model” and two installments in the low-budget “Camp Blood” series. He’s collaborated with such award-winning music artists as “Egyptian Lover”, “Orgy” and “My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult”, while also previously owning and operating his own retro-themed video rental store called “Old Skool Video”. Dustin is also the editor for Aleong’s “Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance”, and is the Director of Photography on the “What an Institution! The Story of Police Academy” documentary, and is the Co-director of the cult classic “Night of the Demons” documentary. Dustin also performs as rapper “Dirty D”, and his debut City Bros CD ‘Lit’ will release in April 2019.

Ferguson established SoCal Cinema Studios in 2017 upon his move to California. The RoboWoman 8-bit Nintendo game is also available at the SoCal Cinema Studios website at: https://socalcinema.storenvy.com/products/25896891-robowoman-nintendo-game?fbclid=IwAR35ikLjG6bEqr0dS1IpD5XPiM4mSZhpS5vbEWroTcWWhuTzjidHG4TF7t0

To view the RoboWoman trailer, please visit: https://youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

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Antonio Sanchez with Migration at The Soraya ~ The Valley’s Center for the Performing Arts

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — MARCH 13TH, 2019 — Top jazz drummer and four time Grammy winner, Antonio Sanchez, performed at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts on CSUN Campus in Northridge. This space, known as the Soraya, is the crown jewel of performance spaces in the San Fernando Valley. It’s a rare treat to see jazz on this level, and to hear it at the Soraya makes it twice as special.

The Soraya Leadership Series With Antonio Sanchez was an on campus event that brings prominent artists and students together. This was a great chance for the students at CSUN to listen to and learn from a master level artist.

Antonio Sanchez – drums. Photo by Dustin Brown

Antonio Sanchez is known as one of the top jazz musicians in the world. His all percussion sore from the movie “Birdman” also known by the title “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” was revolutionary and ground breaking. Antonio is an immigrant to America from Mexico. He know lives in New York City with his wife Thana Alexa, who is a jazz vocalist. Antonio has been performing his “Birdman” album to sold out crowds. On Wednesday at the Soraya, Antonio preformed with his band Migration. Migration had Chase Baird on saxophone and EWI. An EWI is an ElectronicWind Instrument or a “Wind Synth”. John Escreet on piano and organ, Matt Brewer on upright bass and five string electric bass and of course, the talented Antonio Sanchez on percussion.

Antonio speaking to the audience at the Soraya in Northridge. Photo by Dustin Brown

The Soraya, is a Taj Majal of performance spaces for the Valley. Its on the CSUN campus. Parking can be tricky. The security is tight and plentiful. Once we figured out where to park and how to check in, we entered the stage area of the auditorium. A stage was on one end with tables and a riser at the other end. The sound and the lighting are just amazing. The dynamics of the sound system are just top of the line.

Antonio and the band got down to business with a couple of tunes off of the “Lines In The Sand” album. They played “Home” which is great tune. I really liked Chase Bairds upright bass playing on the first few tunes. He switched to electric bass later but I think I liked the upright more. They also played “Travesia” and “Long Road”.

Antonio took some time to talk about his experience as an immigrant. His love for news. He talked about being sworn in as an American citizen. He said now that he cant be deported, he has to be careful about getting in trouble because hell have to answer to the authorities in the states now. He said he’s in a sort of limbo where he no longer feels like a Mexican citizen but is still new to being an American.

Migration

I really enjoyed Migration’s performance. Antonio is such an amazing drummer. One can almost hear Antonio speaking words with each expressive beat and cymbal hit. A question here, a statement there. Antonio has a passion for music. He took some time between tunes to talk about the immigrant experience. He spoke about immigrants who aren’t so lucky. People who flee their homes out of fear, persecution, war and famine. He also talked about people who get detained by ICE, but they are American citizens. All of these things are what Antonio is putting in his music. His band Migration is the next level for this master level composer. Working with the best jazz musicians of New York City, Antonio has created a jazz band that is capable of expressing his feelings and questions.

The Hollywood Press Corps was honored to attend the Antonio Sanchez concert featuring Migration. We look forward to future events at the Soraya.

Check out the website for the Soraya here

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Rally To Condemn anti-Semitism & Racism

The Saban Theater photo by Dustin Brown

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre will hold a Rally To Condemn anti-Semitism & Racism. It will be led by Rabbi David Baron. Holocaust Survivor Bill Harvey, and Leon Bass Jr., son of WWII liberator of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the late Leon Bass will join the Rabbi on this special night. The Shared Heritage of Freedom Shabbat Service will be held just before the Rabbi’s sermon, “Jew Hatred: It’s Back – But It Never Really Left – It Only Morphed Into Anti-Zionism.”

Rabbi David Baron said, “In light of the recent resurgence of deplorable acts of anti-Semitism, the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre will be holding a Rally To Condemn anti-Semitism & Racism. Newcomer Representative Ilham Omar of Minnesota, a Somali-American, sent a tweet last week implying Congressional support for Israel has been bought by money from the lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Meanwhile, teen students from Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA, with a Nazi salute, hailed Swastika shaped beer cups during a drinking game at a private home party; the video went viral. And in Belgium at the recent Aalst Carnaval, a float depicted two huge puppet caricatures of Orthodox Jews standing on bags of money, with a synagogue façade in the background; Pascal Soleme, who wrote the float’s theme song about ‘bulging coffers’ and who works for the Aalst Police Department, thought the float was funny. These outright anti-Semitic acts of racism have no rightful place in a world where tolerance and understanding of all humankind should prevail.”

Rabbi David Baron from the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts

The Rally To Condemn anti-Semitism and Shared Heritage of Freedom Shabbat Service, which begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 is FREE, and open to all members of the public to attend. Free Parking is available after 5:00 p.m. at La Cienega Tennis Center, 325 South La Cienga Boulevard, at Gregory Way, one block south of Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Check out the website for Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts here.

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Ultimate NAMM Night 2019 – The Power of Music

 

Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
STEVE VAI. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
BILLY SHEEHAN, The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
CARMINE APPICE, Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy Osborne. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
CARMINE APPICE, Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy Osborne. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
GREG BISSONETTE, Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
STEVE VAI. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
BRETT TUGLE, Fleetwood Mac, David Lee Roth. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
DOUG ALDRICH, Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
JEFF SCOTT SOTO, Sons of Apollo, TSO
STEVE PRIEST, Sweet. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
RICHIE ONORI, Sweet. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
STEVIE STEWART, Sweet. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
PAULIE Z. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
MITCH PERRY, Sweet, MSG
PATRICK STONE, Budderside. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
MARC MENDOZA, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
RACHEL LORIN. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
ALEX KANE, Life, Sex, and Death. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
DEBBY HOLIDAY. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
RACHEL LORIN. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
TIFFANY. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
DUG PINNICK, Kings X, KXM. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
IRA BLACK, I Am Morbid, Lizzy Borden. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
SEAN MCNABB, Lynch Mob, Dokken. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
DALE EDWARD CHUNG. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
DEREK MAX DAY. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
MAUREEN DAVIS (L). Ultimate NAMM Night Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
KATJA RIECKERMANN. Ultimate NAMM Jam  Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
APRIL SHOWERS. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
OLGA ATTACK. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(M) MAUREEN DAVIS. Ultimate NAMM Jam Anaheim 2019. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

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(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — JANUARY 26TH, 2019 — The Hollywood Press Corps sent our top photographer, Marie Gregorio-Oviedo, to cover Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running  celebrity jam in residency at the Whisky A Go Go. Ultimate NAMM presented its second annual show at NAMM entitled “Ultimate NAMM Night – The Power of Music” on Saturday January 26, 2018 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show was sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, Coffin Case, CAD, Rock N Roll Industries, Al Bane for Leather, D’Addario, Fender, and Royal Entertainment.

The show featured performances by  Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin, Doug Aldrich, Phil X, Stu Hamm, Charlie Benate, Rikki Rockett and many more. Also included was a full band performance by Flotsam & Jetsam, Sweet, and Marco Mendoza’s El Trio.

Over 80 performers  presented a show that was dedicated to portraying the power of music and its diverse reach. The event  showcased many different genres of music including Latin, Funk, Rock, and Metal and portray the mission of Ultimate Jam Night – bringing people together through the power of music.

the Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to the next Ultimate Jam!

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STAN LEE’S LEGACY HONORED AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH IN MEMORIAM TRIBUTE TELEVISED TO 30 MILLION WORLDWIDE

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (February 27, 2019) – Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, the multimedia company founded in 2001 by the iconic comic book creator Stan Lee with his friend and business partner Gill Champion, is proud to celebrate the monumental events of this year’s Academy Awards, which not only honored the company’s beloved founder on screen, but also some of the biggest wins of the year went to movies based on Stan Lee’s original characters.

On Sunday February 24th, Hollywood’s biggest stars and film elite came out to celebrate the 91st Academy Awards, known as the Oscars, and it was already a record-breaking moment for the comic book industry as it was the first year that a film based on comic book characters have been nominated for the “Best Picture” category. The night went on to mark the history books yet again when two films, “Black Panther” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” based on characters Stan Lee co-created, went on to win multiple Oscars.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, while “Black Panther” won three awards for Best Original Score, Production Design, and Costume Design.

Throughout the award season and multiple award shows both of the films have been praised universally by critics and audiences alike for their unique storytelling and their ability to push boundaries in society today. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” dazzled audiences as an animated film while the critically acclaimed “Black Panther” broke box office records and was universally recognized for being a mostly-black ensemble cast.

“Sunday night was a monumental, emotional night and a testament to Stan’s inspiring legacy,” says Scott D. Williams, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. “Millions of people all around the world felt a connection to the relatable characters Stan Lee created and we are so proud to see his characters get this high recognition from the film industry. Although sadly Stan couldn’t be with us to share this moment, we know how elated and thrilled he would be and we plan to continue to celebrate his legacy and share his work, for many generations to come.”

During this year’s ceremony, televised to 30 million people worldwide, Stan Lee was also remembered in the “In Memoriam” tribute recap to all the legends and icons the world has lost in the past year. Despite being told to hold their applause, Oscar attendees inside the Hollywood Dolby Theatre clapped upon seeing Stan’s instantly recognizable image appear on the big screen as a nod to his incredible legacy, a body of work quite unlike anything ever before it.

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment continues to operate under the guardianship of his business partner Gill Champion, who serves as the President, alongside company CEO Scott D. Williams. The company has been and will continue to be the guardian of Stan Lee’s legacy and is excited to roll out new projects and adventures Stan had been working on. This month alone, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment announced two high profile partnerships with two large toy brands – Mego Corporation and Funko – to develop new toys based on Stan Lee intellectual property.

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Griot Gala and Its Toast to Diversity & Inclusion Oscars After Party 2019

Al B Sure, Singer/Songwriter/Record Producer/Radio Host and Porscha Coleman, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Miyavi, Actor/Musician. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress/Honoree, with her son Etienne Maurice.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lucid Mood – Dr. Watkins, Melissa Leffingwell, RJ Carey. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Mark Wellington, Founder of Agent. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Kierston Wareing, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wendell James, Raising Whitley on OWN. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wendell James, Raising Whitley on OWN. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Dan Real, Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Camille James Harman, Actress, “Vice”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
David Ankin, Toymakerz. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Rosie Mercado, CBS, “Face The Truth”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Rosie Mercado, CBS, “Face The Truth”, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Young Living Essential Oils, Sponsor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Hannah An, Owner of The District.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Actor “Godzilla vs Kong”, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Don B Welch, Writer/Director/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Don B Welch, Writer/Director/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Tammi Mac, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lewis T. Powell, Actor/Director of “Padlock Men” Film. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Kaleena McMath, Actress/Author/Rapper/Entertainer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Loretta Devine, Actress, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Loretta Devine, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Joni Bovill, Actress, “Bosch”, and Kirk Bovill, Actor, “Vice”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
James Dumont, “Dallas Buyers Club”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Christina Derosa, Actress, “Fam”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Christina Derosa, Actress, “Fam”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Shep Crawford and Dr. Shalonda Crawford. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Matty Rich, Director, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Elizabeth J. Carlisle, Actress, “The Rich and The Ruthless”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Alexandra Vino, Actress, “Mile 22”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Dr. Chris Donaghue, “Loveline”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Billie Lee, Transgender Cast Member of Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Natalie Marie, Singer/Songwriter/Actress/Model/Dancer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Yassine Azzouz, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Adam Grifford, Actor/Voice Over. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jays Gallagher, Actor, “Veep”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Poonam Basu, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Regi Davis, Actor, “MindHunter”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(Second from Left) Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress/Honoree, and son, Etienne Maurice, and guests.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress/Honoree, with her son Etienne Maurice.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress/ Honoree, and her son Etienne Maurice.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Justin Warren, Writer/Director. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Andrea Covington, Actress/Vocalist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jason Liles, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Brian Kennedy, Songwriter/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Angelique Cinelu, Actress/Singer/Songwriter. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Angelique Cinelu, Actress/Singer/Songwriter. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jacob Busch, Busch Family Heir/Socialite.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Belle Adams, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Edward Irinia, Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Paul Logan, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Dario, Recording Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Dario, Recording Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Rhett Lindsey, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Ayesha Perry-Iqbal, Actress/Wilhelmina Model/TV Host UK Show. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Ayesha Perry-Iqbal, Actress/Wilhelmina Model/TV Host UK Show. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Rolando Watts, Actress/Producer/Novelist/Journalist/ Talk Show Host.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jolie Adamson, Singer/Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Kitra Williams, Singer/Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jayrah Gibson, Rapper/Actor/Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jayrah Gibson, Rapper/Actor/Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Kaila Methven, KFC Heiress/Model/Socialite/Fashion Designer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Brock O’Hurn, Model. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Chef Sean, Rapper. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Olga Loera, TV Host/Playmate. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Una Nedeljov, Model/Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Una Nedeljov, Model/Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Timothy Hall. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Mike and Gina Goi. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Antonique Smith, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L) Kareem Smith, “Hollywood Takeover”,  (M) Reid Rich, Publicist, and (R) Matty Rick, Film Director/Screenwriter.  The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L) Cassandra Cass, Actress/Performer/Reality Star, (M) Chaz Dean, Celebrity Hair Stylist, and (R) Laith Ashley Transgender Model/Drag Race. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L) Cassandra Cass, Actress/Performer/Reality Star, (M) Chaz Dean, Celebrity Hair Stylist, and (R) Laith Ashley Transgender Model/Drag Race. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jennifer Cohen, Three Time New York Best Selling Author. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lee Broda, Actress/Producer, Two Time Golden Globe Nominee. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Amanda Lauren, The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
BJ Gray, Grayscale, Celebrity Designer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
BJ Gray, Grayscale, Celebrity Designer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Angie Everhart, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Angie Everhart, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Gabriel Anten, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Cristina Juks, Actor/Director. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
David Christopher, Actor/TV Host. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Percy. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Chantelle Albers, Actress/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jessica Morris, Actress, “Ladies of The Lake” Amazon. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jessica Morris, Actress, “Ladies of The Lake” Amazon. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Stephan Kramer Glickman, Actor, and Rachel Mullens, Actress.The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Stephan Kramer Glickman, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wesley Stromberg, Billboard Hot 100 Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jamal Weathers, Actor/Kush Boys Owner, created the “Kush Boys LIT Lounge” with DAB bar and curated cannabis treats in the Oscars After Party Tent. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jessica Allain, British Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jessica Allain, British Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Brandon Stewart, Artist/American Idol. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
NAVA Shev, Artist/Producer, and guest.The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Savannah Kennick, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Savannah Kennewick, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Young Miller, Music Artist. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Vermyttya Erahn, Actress, “A Madea Family Funeral”. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Neko Sparks, Actor/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Neko Sparks, Actor/Producer. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Porscha Coleman, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Al B Sure, Singer/Songwriter/Record Producer/Radio Host. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Seth Furey, Hands of Furey. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Rich Laru, Actor/Director. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
JD Harmon, NFL. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
JD Harmon, NFL. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lyndsey Butler, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Llewellyn C. Redford II, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Andre K. Jefferson, Actor, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Andre K. Jefferson, Actor, and guest. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Andre K. Jefferson, Actor. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Llewellyn C. Redford II, Actor and Lyndsey Butler, Actress.The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Chef Huda, Host “The Kitchen Table” Series and Top Winner of Food Network’s “CutThroat Kitchen” Show. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Chef Huda, Host “The Kitchen Table” Series and Top Winner of Food Network’s “CutThroat Kitchen” Show. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Apple Dabs. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Apple Dabs. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Apple Dabs. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wesley Stromberg, Actor and Amber Frank, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wesley Stromberg, Actor and Amber Frank, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Wesley Stromberg, Actor and Amber Frank, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Dimitri Loiseau, Owner of Regard Magazine, and Valerie Nobel, Co-Founder of Regard Magazine. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Miyavi, Musician. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Miyavi, Musician. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Young Miller, Music Artist, and Vermyttya Erahn, Actress. The House of Remy Martin Presents XO Opulent Toast to Diversity and Inclusion @ The Griot Gala Oscars After Party. Photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019 — The 2nd annual Griot Gala Toast to Diversity & Inclusion After Party took place at The District by Hannah An. Six hundred guests gathered to honor and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of today’s top entertainers, influencers and industry greats who represent today’s diversity, inclusion and the world becoming ONE. Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine, advocacy to over 1 million people in 43 countries and largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S, served as the charity partner onboard.

The Griot Gala celebrates diversity and inclusion while recognizing outstanding achievement in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. The Griot honors women and people of color who exude a Spirit of Excellent and who are trailblazers in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. The Griot recognizes the need for diversity, inclusion, and equality for ALL people regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. We are GRIOT.

Highlights from the evening incorporated Griot Gala co-founders Dionne Miller and Reid Johnson honoring Tony Award-winning and acclaimed veteran of film and television, Sheryl Lee Ralph with The Trailblazer Award. “Sheryl Lee Ralph is a trailblazer in the worlds of entertainment and activism. She represents the foundation of what the Griot Gala stands for and to honor her was a dream come true for her organization,” stated Miller.

The VIP Lounge featured “Opulence Revealed,” a multi-sensory and interactive tasting experience for exclusive celebrities and industry members. Guests sampled Rémy Martin’s XOsophisticated flavors paired with fragrant fruits such as grapes, pear, dried apricots, and figs; spices like cinnamon, dried saffron, and stem ginger; or earthy characters like walnuts, hazelnuts, cheese, and chocolates — where taste buds hung upon every note. Premium producer of non-toxic, essential oils, Young Living created an aromatherapy oasis of diffused oils that streamed throughout the air of the VIP lounge as well. Full body massage chairs further heightened the senses to promote relaxation for those trying to unwind from the excitement of the 91st Academy Awards. Opulence Lounge furnishings were provided by Vitality Furniture, committed to traditional and contemporary values that create quality relationships and classic environments.  Jamal Weathers, owner of Kush Boys, created the “Kush Boys LIT Lounge” with DAB bar and curated cannabis treats in the Oscars After Party Tent.

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The CAA Pre-Oscars Party with Absolut Elyx

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — FEBRUARY 22ND, 2019 — It was Pre Oscar party time Friday night with Absolut Elyx at the San Vicente Bungalow. Hollywood’s biggest stars and film elite turned out to celebrate the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Katy Perry and friend attend the CAA Pre-Oscar Party with Absolut Elyx on Friday, February 22, 2019 in at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood, California.
(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Willem Dafoe and Giada Colagrande attend the CAA Pre-Oscar Party with Absolut Elyx on Friday, February 22, 2019 in at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood, California.
(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)

Guests spotted at the event included Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Gerard Butler, Glenn Close, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jagger, Mark Ronson, A$AP Rocky, Chris Evans, Eva Longoria, Oliver Stone, Roland Emmerich, Ted Sarandos, Ron Howard, Willem Dafoe, and more.

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Mark Ronson’s ‘Club Heartbreak’ Grammy Party with Absolut Elyx

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — FEBRUARY 10TH, 2019 — Sunday night at Oil Can Harry’s was the location of the hottest Grammy party in town. Pop superstars and music heavyweights gathering for industry icon Mark Ronson’s ‘Club Heartbreak’ Grammy Party with Absolut Elyx.

Lady Gaga attends Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga attend Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )

British producer, performer and songwriter, Ronson, has been one of the most talked-about artists this award season, having written and produced the soundtrack for critically-acclaimed motion picture A Star Is Born alongside Lady Gaga. Ronson was nominated for three Grammy awards – including Song Of The Year for ‘Shallow’ with Lady Gaga – and took home the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Ronson’s current single with multi-platinum-selling recording artist Miley Cyrus, ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’, represents his third entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the inspiration behind the evening’s festivities.

Miranda Dickson (L) and Mark Ronson attend Mark’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
Krista Reischl (L) and Dawn Miller attend Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )

A VIP guestlist of industry elite sipped on specialty cocktails by Absolut Elyx, with names like Electricity, Silk City and Heartbreak Era, the latter being a bespoke recipe masterfully created with Absolut Elyx vodka, coconut, pineapple, ginger, lime and champagne by the expert team of Absolut Elyx mixologists. The first guests to arrive were pop sensations Katy Perry, who wore a gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown and swept back blonde do, and Charli XCX, wearing a leather dress complete with studded detailing. Troye Sivan pulled up to the entrance shortly after, wearing an oversized unbuttoned shirt.

Lady Gaga and Baz Luhrmann at Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
Questlove on the red carpet at Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )

Around 11pm Lady Gaga made a typically grand entrance wearing a black bralette and hot pants with a striking bedazzled jacket draped over her shoulders. Longtime Ronson collaborator and fellow Brit Adele arrived moments before and was seen chatting with Gaga and Perry until the early hours of the morning.

Katy Perry attends Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
Charli XCX at Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
Troye Sivan attends Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak Grammy Party, sponsored by Absolut Elyx on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )

The evening came to a dizzying pinnacle of excitement around 11pm when the man of the hour, Ronson himself, jumped on the DJ decks to spin a mix of his famous tracks – both old and new – to a dancefloor alive with elated party guests. The set started with a remixed rendition of the hit track he helped write ‘Shallow’ – with Gaga dancing on stage beside him.

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New Promo Poster for Robowoman 2

SoCal Sinema Studios released their brand new promo poster for multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman 2.” Filming begins this fall with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Dawna Lee Heising, Brinke Stevens, Sue Price, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari and Mel Novak as Dr. Michaels. The screenplay is by Mike Reeb, who also penned Robowoman.

Robowoman 2.0 Poster
Robowoman 2 poster
Dawna Lee Heising, Dustin Ferguson

This film is the highly anticipated sequel to Robowoman. The original “RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her concerned roommate, played by Sue Price (“Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion! To view the trailer, please visit: youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

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‘Ed and the Living Dead’ Launches their Indiegogo Campaign

Arizona-based filmmakers Brandy Mason and Tim Fattig recently announced the launch of the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their much anticipated upcoming horror/comedy film, Ed and the Living Dead, which is set in the summer of 1959 and featuring the “world’s worst filmmaker,” Edward D. Wood, Jr. (Plan 9 From Outer Space, Glen or Glenda).


Producer/director Brandy Mason, a seasoned horror filmmaker with more than thirty credits, among them Don’t Fuck in the Woods and its upcoming sequel, WrestleMassacre, helms this film.

“The zombie film is an incredibly durable sub-genre, but sometimes it needs a little twist to be really engaging. Dropping iconic figures like Ed Wood and Criswell into the mix and setting the film in the 1950s instantly changes what the audience will expect from the story,” said Mason.

Ed and the Living Dead features a terrific ensemble cast of established and rising stars from the horror genre. Jason Crowe (Volumes of Blood, The Bad Man) stars as the high-strung director Ed Wood, while David E. McMahon (American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon, Bonehill Road) plays Wood’s long-suffering film producer, George Weiss. Also starring in this much-anticipated zomb-edy: HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari (RoboWoman, Holy Terror, where she was  billed as the “Persian Linda Blair” for her performance), Angela Pritchett (Steve: Death Collector, Partners); Kaylee Williams (Mrs. Claus, Ahockalypse), Charles Chudabala (Nightshade, Ugly Sweater Party), Ryan Brewer (Larry and the Monsters, Never Been to Graceland), Julie Anne Prescott (Clownado, Teacher Shortage), Brett DeJager (10/31, Bonejangles), Mindy Gilkerson (The Second Coming, Art of the Dead), Nick Payne (All Eyez on Me, Kickboxer: Retaliation), and noted actress Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, All The Creatures Are Stirring).

Musician and film composer Rocky Gray (The Barn, 10/31) will be providing the film’s score. Illustrator William Skaar (Heavy Metal, Deanna of the Dead) designed the film’s poster.

Rising Fire Films LLC, the film’s production company, was created in 2011. Best known releases for this company are Fireside Tales, Monkey Farm, and Friday the 13th: Legacy (a viral-sensation fan film) are its’ best-known releases to date.

Ed and the Living Dead is sure to become the ultimate cult zombie horror classic! If you are interested in backing the campaign, you can do so here:

https://igg.me/at/EdAndTheLivingDead/x

Imdb link:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9697412/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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